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NEWH LA To Host Virtual Student Speed Dating Portfolio Review on September 17th!

Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!

How it works:
Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.

Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.

Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review
Date: Friday, Sept, 17th
Time: 2PM-4PM PDT
Format: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!

The 2021 Emerging Professionals Design Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions!

The 2021 Emerging Professionals Program Student Design Competition, hosted and sponsored by Dunn-Edwards is intended to encourage, recognize and reward students who are training for careers as design professionals.  

Using Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855), to anchor the designs, entrants must address a specific need for a hypothetical client. Advanced tier entrants submit a mood board, renderings and written description. Beginner tier entrants submit a mood board and written description. 

The 1st place winners will receive national recognition through a feature in Dunn-Edwards specs + spaces, acknowledgment on social media, and will bring home $3,000 in cash. Winners will also be selected for 2nd and 3rd place to receive cash prizes. The beginner tier winners will receive a $100 Dunn-Edwards gift card. The first 5 entrants will receive an early bird prize of an InstaColor® iD 

Competition Website HERE

Competition Playlist HERE

Competition YouTube Announcement HERE

Competition Submission Deadline August 6, 2021 

This student design competition is launched through our Emerging Professionals Program “EPP”. EPP partners with student designers to provide industry knowledge & skills enhancement opportunities. Programming includes tailored in-person or virtual class presentations, annual design competitions, relevant articles, and tools, like the Paint 101 – Essential Handbook for All Professionals and shadowing experiences (Post-Covid).

Join the Pacific Design Center for Virtual WESTWEEK on March 23-25th!

Join the Pacific Design Center for a virtual WESTWEEK 2021! This year it’s unlike any other, where we explore a collection of thoughts and ideas with a refreshed view at how — through design — we can always find the silver lining.

Enjoy over 30 informative events that speak to the strength and resilience of our design community and prepare to be inspired!

Theme: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Date: March 23-25, 2021

Register HERE for early access

Join UCLA Extension International Programs for A Virtual Certificate Student Mixer!

Please join the UNEX International Programs Department (ISO) for a discussion about campus resources, career trends, networking opportunities, and shared experiences. All current F-1 and non-F-1 international certificate students welcome to this virtual event! All UNEX departments will have a staff member present to answer any specific program questions. Hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 4-5:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Registration: HERE

Please join NEWH LA for a Cheese, Wine & Design Virtual Event on February 25th!

*The legal drinking age in California is 21 years. It is only legal to consume, possess, or procure alcoholic beverages only if you are 21 years of age or older.

Join NEWH LA in creating your very own cheese board! Amp up your cheeseboard-making skills led by Mona Behnammoradi from CMCA Design. We will send a shopping list of recommended cheeses and other ingredients to pair with your board. Prize for best-dressed cheese board! This is a great event for networking and learning more about the LA Chapter of NEWH!

Date: Febuarary 25, 2021

Time: 6:30-8pm

Registration HERE

ASID Pasadena Chapter to Host Online Student Portfolio Review on Friday, September 4th!

Please join the ASID Pasadena Chapter on Friday, September 4th for a student portfolio review!

During the review, there will be several interior designers, industry partners, and student peers on the same Zoom meeting for a diverse range of critique and Q&A. You will have the opportunity to:
• present your digital portfolio of design from studio projects
• speak about your work and design philosophy
• talk about any past experience in design
• discuss what your future goals are
• why you wish to be an interior designer

Select up to ten of your best and most creative works from your interior design courses, internships, and personal professional work, and organize them in a digital format (PDF or website). Work that you consider incomplete, not design-related, or does not show off your best craftsmanship should not be included in the portfolio. Resumes are welcome to be included as well. This is an opportunity to show off your talents and get your foot in the door for prospective internships and job openings.


To RSVP, please email STUDENTREP@CAPAS.ASID.ORG by Thursday, September 3rd. Be sure to include your name, name of interior design school, contact info, and expected graduation date. You will receive a Zoom meeting number just before the event.

Hope you see you at this amazing event!

Student Spotlight: ASID Pasadena Student Shadow Day!

Lynnelle, Alana, and Gaby at Masbuild Inc.

ASID Pasadena Student Shadow Day was a huge success, and we caught up with Gaby Niebla to speak with her about her Student Shadow Day experience.

What made you decide to sign-up for the Student Shadow Day, and what did you hope to gain from the experience?

This was my second year of participating in Shadow Day, and since I had a great learning experience the first time, I knew I had to do it again! My designer last year was a residential designer, so this year I requested a commercial designer so that I could learn how commercial design compares to residential design.

Who and from what company were you paired? Do they specialize in one area of interior design?

We matched with Lynnelle Bryant from Masbuild, Inc. She specializes in commercial design, and her scope includes schools, offices, and affordable housing.

What did you do throughout your time/day with your designer?

We started by meeting everyone in the office and learned about their role in the design process. We reviewed current projects and did various on-site visits to projects under construction.  Lastly, we visited CSI Fullmer, which is a contract furniture showroom and learned about their products and their services.

Was your experience shadowing your designer different from what you thought it would be? What surprised you the most?

What surprised me the most, was learning that design does not only have to be about creating luxurious spaces for a “extremely wealthy client”. Lynnelle showed us that design can be meaningful, such as providing transitional housing or homes for seniors, who are adapting to a different pace in living. 

What was your take away from the whole experience?

Design is a vital element to an overall community, and it can bring people together, allowing them to create better opportunities for their own life.

Would you recommend the ASID Shadow Day to other UCLA Extension Arc+ID students?

 YES! GO SIGN UP!!!! 🙂

Amazing, thank you, Gaby!

ICAA SoCal Neoclassicists Event on Tuesday, February 25th!

The ICAA SoCal Neoclassicists* is inviting you to a special evening at The Culver Hotel to learn more about the ICAA on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6-8pm in the upstairs Velvet Lounge with complimentary hors-d’oeuvres. Open to all students!

There will also be three exclusive 30-minute tours of the Culver Hotel’s
notable architecture and illustrious past.

The tours are $10 per person and begin at 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 pm

Please RSVP: HERE

Hope to see you there!

* The ICAA SoCal Neoclassicists is a group for developing professionals and students. The Southern California Neo Classicists (SCNC) connect developing professionals who share the common focus of classical architecture, building and design. The group is founded on the principals of personal and professional development, historic theories, innovative ideas, and lasting relationships.

HD Expo 2020 Is Coming! Student Discount with Early Registration!

Dynamic. Bold. Inspiring.

The HD Expo is the leading tradeshow & conference for the hospitality design community and it will soon be at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas! Students who register before February 1st will receive the best available rate.***

This event brings together designers, owner/operators, brand executives, architects, purchasers, and manufacturers for three days of inspiration, CEU-accredited education, and exceptional networking. This is an amazing opportunity for students who are interested in hospitality design! More information about this this event HERE! 

***Students will be asked to provide proof of status during the registration process. Students must submit ONE of the following credentials for approval: Current Class Schedule or Current Student ID